Ford has opened a new Digital FordStore within the Next Arndale flagship store in Manchester. Occupying a prominent position, the concept has been designed by Dalziel & Pow with different customer journeys in mind – from day tripping families to trend-conscious millennials, to existing customers seeking an upgrade or passers-by new to Ford. The store allows consumers to explore independently or take advantage of support from Ford ‘Hosts’ – approachable and knowledgeable staff, guided by the core principles of inclusivity, empowerment and simplicity.
Global luxury automobile brand, Mercedes-Benz has returned to St David's in Cardiff to launch a new pop-up store, which will run until 16 August 2018. The brand has taken a 224 sq m unit for the Summer, displaying a selection of its latest models. Designed by retail brand consultancy, Green Room, the Mercedes-Benz pop-up gives St David’s visitors the opportunity to experience and discover the product and new features available.
Coal Drops Yard, a new shopping and lifestyle district in London's Kings Cross, will open its doors to the public on Friday 26 October 2018. Designed by Heatherwick Studio, the development has today confirmed four new brands signed up to join the area: Tracey Neuls, Studio One Twenty, Morty & Bob’s and The Sports Edit.
St David's in Cardiff has welcomed the first standalone UK store outside of London for Swedish watch specialist Daniel Wellington. The 40 sq m regional store stocks the brand’s range of classic and elegant timepieces. Combining minimalistic designs with timeless styles, the store offers signature watches for men and women as well as an assortment of versatile accessories including classic cuffs and interchangeable watch straps in NATO, mesh and leather. Designed by an accomplished in-house team, the interiors reflect Daniel Wellington’s classic yet contemporary design aesthetic.
AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners have shared their vision for ICON Outlet, the new 19,509 sq m premium urban outlet scheduled to open in October at The O2 in Greenwich, bringing shopping to the entertainment venue for the first time. Together with the construction of a 4,645 sq m cinema extension for Cineworld and a 2,787 sq m trampoline park, leased to Oxygen Freejumping, The O2’s offer is being evolved to reflect the consumer-led convergence of retail, leisure and entertainment. So far, 75 per cent of the space under development is let or under offer.